TSUKI KAGE is literally "Moon" and "Shadow", the last meant as reflection or mirror. The name evokes the image of the reflection of the moon on a quiet stretch of water. Such a condition of imperturbability is possible only if the water is perfectly calm. In the Martial Art feeling, this concept expresses the continuous personal research, through the constant practice, to the achievement of a condition of inner calm for the control of any situation with a clear mind.
The activities of the dojo concern the practice of Aikidō and the study of the parallel martial arts related to the use of the traditional Japanese weapons, particularly the medium staff (Jō) and the sword (Ken), which their Martial Ways developed from.
Classes of Aikidō (Shumeikai Italia), Jōdō (Shintō Musō Ryu), Iaidō (Musō Shinden Ryu) and periodical meetings of Shodō are held.
Classes are held from September to July at Centro Yoshitaka, via O. Galante 25 in Padova.
For any information and class schedule, please follow the link 'Schedule and Contacts'.
Doka # 19
Study the teachings of the pine tree, the bamboo, and the plum blossom. The pine is evergreen, firmly rooted, and venerable. The bamboo is strong, resilient, unbreakable. The plum blossom is hardy, fragrant, and elegant.
Ōsensei Morihei Ueshiba
(Poems of the Way)